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Trump, Democrats Face Different Political Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. Results from recent primary and special elections reveal a political landscape highlighted by energized Democrats, dedicated Trump supporters and a sense in both parties that a polarized country is ...

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US to Continue Supporting Afghanistan Government Peace Efforts

The United States has condemned a recent spate of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. A spokesperson for the State Department said Wednesday that Washington remains a staunch supporter of the Afghanistan government's effort to establish peace. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports military bases and an education center have been the targets of insurgent violence ...

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Deadly Lack of Security Plagues Nigeria as Buhari Seeks Re-election

In the northwestern state of Zamfara, bandit groups are pretty much in charge. The official response has been lackluster.

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Ecuador accident: Second deadly crash within days

A bus has overturned in Ecuador just two days after 12 football fans died when their vehicle crashed.

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Are the Asian Games the Olympics+?

Two-thirds of the world's population are represented across an eclectic programme of sports, but can late hosts Indonesia pull it off?

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Far From Dead: Tens of Thousands of IS Fighters Linger in Iraq, Syria    

The Islamic State terror group may be far more resilient, stronger and dangerous than U.S. officials have been willing to let on, boasting a fighting ...

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Deadly fire breaks out at Taiwan hospital

The fire broke out in a ward in a Taipei hospital in the early hours of the morning. /
#ShutItDownDC: Counter protesters vastly outnumber white supremacists at D.C. rally

On the one-year anniversary of the deadly racist rally in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacists descended on the nation’s capital to hold a “Unite The Right 2” rally, calling for “white civil rights.” Ummm…ok…. However, they weren’t exactly greeted with open arms in Washington, D.C., which is not surprising in the liberal, ...

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Children pulled from rubble after deadly Syria blast

Video believed to be of the flattened building in Idlib province shows children being rescued.

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Indonesia plane crash: Boy, 12, survives Papua accident

The boy was travelling with eight other people when the aircraft came down in Papua, Indonesia.

Indonesia earthquake death toll rises to 387 as families mourn

The earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, increasing the death toll from the temblor seven days ...

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Trump Calls for Unity Ahead of White Nationalist Anniversary Rally

As officials in the U.S. capital of Washington and in the neighboring state of Virginia brace for the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that exploded in deadly violence, U.S. President Donald Trump Saturday issued a plea for ...

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Indonesia’s Presidential Race Takes Shape, in Shadow of Hard-Line Islam

The April election will be a rematch of the contentious 2014 race, and some analysts expect more smear campaigns and appeals to sectarian sentiment.

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Manafort Bid to Run Poroshenko '14 Campaign Rejected as Too Divisive

The campaign strategist for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's 2014 election bid says Paul Manafort's offer to guide the nascent political campaign was rejected because it would have further divided Ukrainians in the wake of deadly clashes of the Maidan revolution that ousted pro-Kremlin leader Viktor Yanukovich, Manafort's former ... /
What new policy? NFL players continue protests against police brutality

NFL officials implemented a new policy that would punish players who protest against police brutality. But during the pre-season games, players protested in force; throwing up fists in solidarity and kneeling on the field during the national ... /
Bloody Chicago weekend yields just one arrest after 12 died, 66 injured

In one of the deadliest weekends so far this year, Chicago police have made their first arrest after 12 died and 66 were injured in a spasm of gun ... /
Why is white fragility considered a reason for ‘a state of emergency’ in Charlottesville?

White fragility has become such a deadly threat to our communities because society continues to handicap white Americans by sparing their feelings ... /
We are here for this: Idris Elba as first Black James Bond

  Could it be that a Black James Bond is on the horizon? And could Idris Elba be the Bond who fits the bill? READ MORE: Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch That just might be the case or so says director Antoine Fuqua, who recently revealed that he had a heart-to-heart with Bond ... /
Wake Forest assistant coach faces assault charge after throwing deadly punch

A promising Wake Forest assistant basketball coach is facing an assault charge after he reportedly punched a drunken tourist who later died in a New York City hospital, the New York Post reports. READ MORE: District Attorney reviewing sexual assault case against Anthony Anderson Jamill Jones, an assistant to Danny Manning at the ACC basketball ...

Indonesian island of Lombok hit by another quake

Four days after a massive earthquake killed hundreds on the Indonesian island of Lombok, a 5.9 magnitude tremor hit the island, sending frightened residents out into the streets.

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Quake Death Toll Rises to More Than 300 in Indonesia

The Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by another big earthquake, and officials said the death toll would continue to rise because rescue workers ...

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Flames Inch Toward S. California Homes; 20,000 Flee

An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 ...

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Unite the Right: Permit granted for Washington DC far-right rally

The 12 August protest falls on the first anniversary of last year's deadly Charlottesville rally.

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Are Hate Crimes in US Peaking?

After four years of sharp increases, hate crimes in most major American cities fell during the first half of 2018, preliminary police data ... /
State of emergency declared in Charlottesville for anniversary of ‘Unite the Right’ rally

Virginia has been put under a state of emergency ahead of the one year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville Unite the Right rally held by neo-Nazis’, ABC News reports. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared the state of emergency and asks that residents “make alternative plans to engaging with planned demonstrations of hate.” “Virginia ...

Lombok hit by 5.9 magnitude tremor days after deadly earthquake

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey, an area already struggling to recover from a massive quake that hit Sunday.

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DC, Virginia Brace for White Nationalist Rally

Officials in the U.S. capital of Washington and in the neighboring state of Virginia are bracing for the first anniversary of a white nationalist rally that exploded in deadly violence. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday she signed an ...

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